The beauty of road cycling is the access two wheels can give you to some of the world’s most picturesque landscapes. Where other sports are confined to stadiums or fields, cycling takes you into the wilds.
From leg-numbing, hair-pinned climbs to snow-capped peaks, vast vistas to whirlwind descents, jaw-dropping backdrops to views that take your breath away, there’s no shortage of stunning roads to ride out there and every cyclist has a bucket list of their own.
And we’ve picked out 20 roads which should be on every must-ride list. Some may be well known as regular fixtures in some of cycling’s biggest races on the WorldTour circuit, others are more far-flung, taking you to all four corners of the globe.
So, without further ado, here they are…